1. a short person.
|Pioneers (1827) II 213: What’s that you say, you old, dried corn-stalk! you sapless stub!|
|Harper’s Mag. Dec. 133/2: In these [...] regions there dwells a stub of the law who is possessed of august presence [DA].|
|DA].(trans.) of Sienkiewicz With Fire and Sword 514: I have something to say to this little stub of an officer [|
2. a child.
|Man with the Golden Arm 117: Vicious little twists unknown to luckier stubs.|
3. see stubbie n. (1)
(US ) impoverished.
|Judge (NY) 91 July-Dec. 31: On the Stub - Financially embarrassed, broke.|